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KTRH, Houston Names Skip Richter “Garden Line” Host

iHeartMedia Houston announces that Skip Richter will be the new host of “Garden Line” on “Newstalk 740” KTRH, effective February 25. The program airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Richter assumes the role held by longtime host Randy Lemmon, who passed away earlier this year. Richter has served as the National Gardening Association’s regional horticulturist for the Southeastern U.S. and is a contributing editor to Texas Gardener magazine. iHeartMedia Houston director of AM programming Bryan Erickson comments, “We’re all still reeling from the sudden loss of Randy. This was a difficult search and we feel fortunate to have found Skip. Not only is he one of the most qualified horticulturists in Texas, he has the perfect ‘down home’ demeanor when it comes to helping listeners with their gardening issues.” Richter states, “I’m excited to be hosting ‘Garden Line’ and helping listeners have more bountiful gardens and beautiful landscapes! Randy was an old friend going back to college when we lived in the same dorm. We will all miss him, and I consider it an honor to carry on the ‘Garden Line’ tradition.”